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📒A Child Called It ✍ Dave Pelzer
✏A Child Called It Book Summary : A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - Dave became a slave; he was no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive. It is the first book in the My Story trilogy. 'His child's voice is immensely powerful and is an extraordinary testament to the human desire for survival.' Daily Mail 'This heartfelt true story of one child's courage to survive cannot fail to move you.' Heat 'It takes a personal testimony like Dave Pelzer's to bring home the horrors of child abuse - the secrecy, the shame, the struggle to survive.' Bel Mooney, Mail on Sunday 'Pelzer is able to continue his dreadful story in an admirably dispassionate style ... It is this cool tone that makes what he has to say even more compelling.' The Times
📒The Privilege Of Youth ✍ Dave Pelzer
✏The Privilege of Youth Book Summary : The author reveals the story of his struggle through the challenges of adolescence, detailing the taunting he endured from bullies, the joys of making his first real friends, and his quest to escape his difficult home life.
📒Thinking Themselves Free ✍ Cynthia Miller Coffel
✏Thinking Themselves Free Book Summary : "Thinking Themselves Free" presents humane, tender portraits of a small group of teen mothers trying to finish high school, and describes the ways in which reading, writing, and schooling shaped these young women's lives. The book suggests ways in which deeply held ideas about class, appropriate gender roles, and the expression of emotion in school affect educators' relationships with students who are different from the middle-class norm. Teachers of teen mothers describe with poignancy the young women's struggles to balance motherhood, work, and school, and suggest how schools could change to become more open to the diversity of life choice these women express. Because this book addresses the problems of struggling readers, working class students, and the teachers who serve them, its greatest audience will be among pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators interested in literacy education, qualitative research, education reform, gender equity, social justice, and the teaching of young adult literature.
📒Bonded To The Abuser ✍ Amy J. L. Baker
✏Bonded to the Abuser Book Summary : Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a “traumatic bond” with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience “from the inside out.”
📒A Brother S Journey ✍ Richard B. Pelzer
✏A Brother s Journey Book Summary : Mom has no one like David around to beat on anymore. I am more afraid of her than ever...I get in more trouble for anything I do or say. Now I find that I'm always in trouble and I don't know why. Now that David is gone, I'm afraid that she will try to kill me, like she tried to kill him. I'm afraid that she will treat me like an animal like she did him. I'm afraid that now I'm her IT. The Pelzer family's secret life of fear and abuse was first revealed in Dave Pelzer's inspiring New York Times bestseller, A Child Called "It," followed by The Lost Child and A Man Called Dave. Here, for the first time, Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation-here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home. Equally important, Richard Pelzer's touching account is a testament to the strength of the human heart and its capacity to triumph over almost unimaginable trauma.
📒Transition Of The Mind ✍ Tony Cloud, PhD
✏Transition of the Mind Book Summary : Author Tony Cloud grew up in Wheaton, Maryland, when the metropolitan area of Washington, DC, earned the title “Crime Capital of the World.” He knows firsthand the ugliness that crime perpetuates. In Transition of the Mind, he shows how drugs and violence have affected the hearts of the entire world and discusses how action must be taken before it’s too late. This study journeys into the hearts of deprived, devalued, and distressed inner-city children. Based on real lives and true events in the ghetto and suburban areas, it answers many questions that have been asked by parents and grandparents around the nation: • Why are so many young people joining gangs, and how do we get them out? • What kinds of laws or rules are necessary for inner-city survival? • How has poverty cheapened the value of life? • Besides abortion, how are children murdered without a weapon? • What is the power of a gangsta in underprivileged areas? • Is racism truly alive, and does it exists on every level of life? Heartfelt and raw, Transition of the Mind provides insight into the challenges of street life for many young people in inner-city settings. It shows that through discipline and faith in God and themselves, they can overcome the challenges and become righteous people.
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📒Homeschool Your Child For Free ✍ LauraMaery Gold
✏Homeschool Your Child for Free Book Summary : For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending Are you considering homeschooling your child, but don't know where to go for the best educational resources? The Internet is an open door to the biggest library/laboratory the world has ever seen—and it's all at your fingertips for free! This never-ending source of information, adventure, and educational experiences for the entire family is now compiled in a complete curriculum for any age in Homeschool Your Child for Free. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond. You'll discover: ·Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators ·Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, for preschool through high school ·Online lesson plans arranged by subject, from American history to zoology ·Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers ·And much, much more! "Wow! Everything I have been trying to organize—all in one book! This is going to be part of my resource library for the support group I lead. Thanks, ladies."—Kimberly Eckles, HIS Support Group Leader, Home Instructors I'm impressed! There are more sites and links than I knew existed. A great resource for homeschoolers."—Maureen McCaffrey, publisher Homeschooling Today From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Jilted ✍ Crystal P.
✏Jilted Book Summary : In 1985, five-year-old Victoria and her twelve-year-old brother watch helplessly as violence permeates their home. Their mother, Carolyn, suffers horrible abuse at the hands of their father, Jacob, a war veteran suffering from PTSD. He often flies into violent rages, disappears for months, and returns acting as if nothing has happened. Desperate to be free from the situation, Carolyn attends night school in pursuit of a better life, but Jacob's actions become more and more unpredictable-and Victoria is caught in the crossfire, stalked by her father and threatened by his mistress. As the violence and threats escalate, Carolyn becomes even more fearful for their lives and seeks refuge at the home of her aunt. But unfortunately for Victoria, her nightmare is only just beginning. And when she reaches out for help, no one believes her. In the vein of A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer, Jilted is an unforgettable story of domestic and sexual trauma based on the author's actual life experiences. This haunting tale gives voice to the deadly silence that often surrounds painful secrets of abuse far too many keep hidden from their family and loved ones.
📒Afterthoughts ✍ Mrs. D.
✏Afterthoughts Book Summary : Afterthoughts presents an unforgettable journey into the world of adolescence as seen through the eyes of a high school counselor. Each and every day, a very special someone enters the counselor’s office, knowing that it will be a safe haven to bare his or her soul. It is behind those closed doors that tears fall, heartfelt stories unfold, and answers to life’s most difficult questions begin to unravel. From the fourteen-year-old boy struggling with alcoholic parents to the young girl continuing to fight her addictions; these are emotional journeys that will affect all who read them deeply. As a way of saying thank you to all those who have opened their hearts to her, author and school counselor Mrs. D. shares a journal created especially for them, presented in poetry and prose. A Familiar Voice Amidst the chaotic confusion, the office phone rings. Years have passed since the dismal dark voice on the other end So frantically fought back thoughts of taking her life. She speaks softly, slowly, tearfully, of today’s breakup. She silently suffers within her own world of sadness. With a tearful tone, she speaks of him And their connection, The indescribable innocence they shared together. Can she sustain the painful prison of being alone?